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    Default Pete Evans and the Paleo Way for Mums, Babies and Toddlers

    Pete Evans is a major backer of the popular Paleo diet - and I have to plead ignorance, I dont know that much about it.

    It is described as essentially based on the foods that human ancient ancestors were likely to have eaten. Meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and plants ... while eshewing processed foods, beans, grains, sugar and dairy. (this article is not a bad summary about what the paleo diet includes)

    It works for many, who swear by it - and that is fine.

    When it comes to promoting these kinds of things for toddlers though - I am much more wary.

    http://www.watoday.com.au/lifestyle/...16-1m0ppx.html

    Celebrity chef and paleo-diet advocate Pete Evans is forging ahead with the digital publication of his controversial baby recipe book, despite the book being dropped by publishers after public health experts labelled it potentially deadly.


    Publisher Pan Macmillan has announced it will not be releasing the book for children, but Evans has vowed to publish it himself.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-1...-evans/6309452

    Evans is a longtime advocate of the paleo diet, as is Carr. Her website said paleo healed what she wrote was her young son's "compromised immune system, reverse toxicity and illness".


    One of her recipes for a "homemade formula" for infants up to six months of age is called the "Baby Building Broth". It is made using chicken bones, chicken feet and apple cider vinegar.


    Professor Heather Yeatman from the Public Health Association said some of the recipes were potentially dangerous for infants.


    "There appears to be recommendations not to use either breast milk or an approved infant formula, but to provide other foods to infants under six months of age and that really is a big health risk," Professor Yeatman said.


    "There's been discussion about a beef broth with mashed up liver as part of a recipe. Now something like that might be appropriate for an older child, but under six months of age, really the best option [is] breast milk."


    Rebecca Naylor from the Australian Breastfeeding Association said parents should follow tested feeding guidelines for their children.

    there is a lot of "appears to be" ... "there's been discussion about xxx as part of a recipe" and the like - seems to be quite a lot of trumped up stuff

    so its hard to say truthfully what is included and whether or not its appropriate


    But ANY book providing recipes for toddler formula and talking about replacing breast milk is a major concern



    What do you think?

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    Six of the most alarming toddler food trends

    I thought this article was quite good too

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    I think it is a major concern. Eat paelo sure but substituting baby broth if you can't breastfeed? Not so great.

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    Nobody should ever tell a parent they can make their own infant formula. You cannot ever safely feed an infant anything other than breastmilk or commercial formula. It is completely and utterly irresponsible to put anything like that in a book and promote it as healthy. IT IS NOT. It is unbalanced nutritionally and carried risks of vitamin A toxicity, not to mention it carries the risk of food poisoning and illness through unsafe unsterile foods at such a young age. This has made me very angry! Shame on the authors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I think it is a major concern. Eat paelo sure but substituting baby broth if you can't breastfeed? Not so great.
    Yes this. It's dangerous. I'm really disappointed with Pete Evans over this. Adults choosing fad diets like this, fair enough. But encouraging people to use baby broth instead of formula is irresponsible.

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    I hope he gets charged with murder if any baby dies from using his so called formula

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    I wasn't disappointed, I completely expect him to be doing stuff like this after his Autism quote. It is clear he doesn't actually know what he is talking about, I would be very wary of taking health advice from people like him!

    That isn't to say that everyone who follows a paelo diet is the same at all, just that this guy is particularly out there.


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    Yes this. It's dangerous. I'm really disappointed with Pete Evans over this. Adults choosing fad diets like this, fair enough. But encouraging people to use baby broth instead of formula is irresponsible.

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    Between the cr@p about autism that he's said and this home made infant formula, he's crossed the line from weirdo with too much tanning product to full on crackpot douchebag.

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    I actually follow a paleo-ish diet, and my kids eat the same as me, but they also have grains/wheat/legumes/dairy. There are great things about paleo, it is lots of vegetables and whole foods, nothing processed. I probably would have/may still purchase the book for some recipes to include in my everyday cooking.
    I too was disappointed to hear of the baby formula recipe in the book. From what I have heard, they are saying breastfeeding is fine, but commercial formula should be avoided, so if you can't breastfeed you should give this bone broth/ liver concoction to your baby which dieticians and paediatrians have said contains toxic amounts of Vit A.
    This morning I read that the publisher is not going to publish the book, so they are publishing it independently- presumably with the baby formula recipe still in!

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    I missed the autism thing.

    Just googled it - wow


 

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